The government have once again announced that the national living wage will increase. It will increase by around 30p for people aged 18+, or if you’re under 18 or an apprentice it will increase by around 20p.
This means that employers are obliged to increase your wages from £7.50 to £7.83 for employees aged 25 and over, from £7.05 to £7.38 for employees aged 21-24, and for employees aged 18-21 it will increase from £5.60 to £5.90. Under 18s will have an increase of 15p from £4.05 to £4.20 and apprentices will see an increase of 20p from £3.50 to £3.70.
Your employer will be legally required to pay you the set national minimum wage and therefore it is in the best interest of employers to know about this increase as it will be enforced from April 2018.
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or visit the GOV website https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates